Tokyo Disney Resort News And Updates

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    I didn't realize that this restaurant was opening already! Where has the time gone!?

    I agree that Donald's nephews aren't the best fit for Westernland (or Frontierland in other parks). Although they did several outdoorsy shorts in the post-war era (as did Mickey and others, since the National Parks were popular travel destinations at the time), it's not really something that I strongly associate with them. Additionally, the detailing on the restaurant seems to be very well done, but it's a little too cute and cartoony for a supposedly "natural" environment. TDL's Westernland already has somewhat of an identity crisis due to its awkward layout, but I'm not sure this restaurant helps balance things out any
     
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    I forgot that in Tokyo the land is called Westernlannd. That name would make more sense in Europe too. Besides the Brits hardly no one aasociated Frontier with the wild west.

    I'm still wondering why Disney isn't creating Duckburgh in any of the Disney parks. This would be the perfect place for such restaurants. For me the McDuck building in TDS is also out of place at the American Waterfront since that area represents the real world and not a comic world.

    I know that the Duck comics aren't as popular in the USA as they are in Europe or maybe in Japan, but I'm pretty sure that would be an amazing land.
     
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    I always assumed that they used the Frontierland name in DLP because it was a more widely understood idea there. The word "frontier" is derived from the German word Tier, so that's interesting that it isn't used more in the German-speaking areas at least
    It was only a temporary thing that essentially worked as a preview/test for Mickey's Toontown, but Disneyland built a Duckburg area along Small World Mall in the early 90's. It was part of the "Afternoon Avenue" promotion that tied in with the Disney Channel animated line-up at the time, but was the proving grounds for a lot of things we take for granted now, like having multiple-room meet & greets
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    The original version of Mickey's Birthdayland in MK (that later became Mickey's Starland, Mickey's Toontown Fair, and eventually Storybook Circus) also took a lot of inspiration from the comics. It was intended to be a temporary land for Mickey's 60th birthday, but was kept around due to its popularity (with many changes along the way)
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    If they need another toon-based land somewhere, it would be interesting to see what they could do with this concept in a more permanent manner. I think the temporary nature of both WDW and DL's areas led to some trendy design choices that haven't aged well, but the basic concept could easily be adapted to more sustainable architecture
     
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    Honestly it looks rather cheap in these pictures, however I would love to meet the Beagle Boys. A new Duckburgh should be at least of the same quality like Toontown at DL in Anaheim. They could use the new DuckTales show as a starting point, but they should stay true to the original Carl Barks comics and leave Mickey Mouse out of it. As a fun fact over here in the comics Mickey and the Ducks share Duckburgh, or Entenhausen as we call it.
     

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